sanitation

Project

USAID Water and Sanitation Project

The WATSAN project began in December 2017 with the primary goal to reduce the prevalence of cholera and other waterborne diseases by laying foundation for a long-term, sustained effort to increase access to safe drinking water and sanitation in Haiti – this improving the health and well-being of Haitians. Specifically, WATSAN seeks to increase access to sustainable water supply services; increase access to sustainable sanitation services; and strengthen the enabling environment for sustainable delivery, operation, and maintenance of WASH services.

Annual Report Story

Collaborating to Improve Drinking Water in Haiti

Haiti’s vulnerability to natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and flooding have complicated efforts to repair, expand, and sustain access to safe water and sanitation. The low levels of water and sanitation services and poor hygiene practices contributed substantially to the severity and rapid spread of the cholera epidemic in 2010. Hurricane Matthew in 2016 further compromised the fragile WASH sector in affected areas.

Annual Report Story

Strengthening WASH Financing in Indonesia for a Cleaner, Healthier Future

The training participants from Taman Agung helping Marsudi building a septic tank in his house.  Photographer: Ribut Maryanto/USAID IUWASH PLUS

As cities grow, the supply of clean water and sanitation cannot always keep up—particularly in countries like Indonesia, where only one in three urban families have access to clean piped water. To help tackle sustainable water supply and wastewater treatment issues in Indonesia, the USAID Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Penyehatan Lingkungan untuk Semua (IUWASH PLUS) project has been working to extend the reach of water and sanitation services while simultaneously strengthening their financial foundations.

Report

Cambodia Investor Landscape Assessment Report

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) project seeks to close financing gaps to achieve universal access to water and sanitation services through sustainable and creditworthy business models, increased public funding, and expanded market finance for infrastructure investment. A large financing gap exists in the  Cambodian water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector; the private sector has been identified as a key player in bridging this gap. 

Summary

Study of Targeted Subsidies Within ODF Communities in Ghana

Globally, CLTS has been widely embraced as a strategy to end open defecation, and dozens of countries have incorporated the approach as part of national policy for rural sanitation. Though the “total sanitation” focus of CLTS is laudable, there is reason to believe that the poor and more vulnerable segments of the community do not benefit equally, as they are more likely to construct lower-quality toilets and revert to open defecation.

Webinar Slides

Scaling Market-Based Sanitation

The USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project presented an analysis on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 of market-based sanitation (MBS).

Webinar Slides

The Contribution of Community-Led Total Sanitation To Ending Open Defecation

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) Project held a webinar on the role of community-led total sanitation (CLTS) in helping to end open defecation. WASHPaLS presented key findings from a desk review assessing the knowledge base on CLTS program performance. The findings and identified evidence gaps will inform the WASHPaLS research agenda for subsequent years of the project. 

 

Brief

USAID: SWA 2019 Commitments

Created in 2010, the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) is a multi-stakeholder global platform to support member countries in achieving universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). SWA’s goal is to mobilize the full range of partner expertise to support national governments in achieving their targets for access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Consistent with the S enator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 , the U.S.